Dream Big
Lesson 117beginner Turkish Beginner
Dream Big
Not many people know this, but I'm an aspiring Turkish pop star. I've got it all planned out, beginning with step one: learn how to say "as soon as" today on Turkish Tea Time.
Using -er -mez for "as soon as."
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mawra
Hi guys,
thank you for this lesson!
about "yani" it's an Arabic word it means: "it means" it's a verb in Arabic and it's use colloquially exactly the same in Turkish. so "ne yani?" means "what does it mean: so what".
love you guys.
Nov 20, 2013
Öğrenci, Eva
thank you for this interesting lesson.
For that - no dictionary will help to understand this construktion "as soon as".
Nice lesson to practise the present tense form - positiv and negativ -; I'll write for my own a list of verbs to get this well.

Greeting from Germany
Nov 20, 2013
Justin
@Öğrenci - thank you! That's a great translation. It's used so frequently by some Turks as just a filler in so many different contexts, it's tough to pin down one translation, but I think that's the best. I mean. . . uhhh, so, I mean. . . thanks, I mean.

@Eva - Rica ederiz! Hello from Istanbul :)
Nov 20, 2013
Öğrenci, Eva
@mawra
thera are a lot of arabic or persian word in Turkish. I'm told to, that for nativ Turkish it is possible to hear fine differences in the speach, if someone has had a good education or if his mind is more traditionell or modern.
Anyway I'll love this tiny word "yani" = "it means".
You can decide, if there is a natural Turkish Word - you would have to use a "ı" (without a dot) after vowel "a", isn't it?
There are a few words with roots to Arabic, I still learned so.
Looking to the great history, I do not wonder about this fact and I'm a little bit sorry, that we do not live in such a big "one-country" all together.
Nov 20, 2013
Öğrenci, Eva
@Justin
Thanks a lot for all your time and work you spend in this project to make us speaking Turkish once a day.
Also @ Büsra - you'll be a very good professor, I'm sure.
Nov 20, 2013
Büşra
@Eva
Çok teşekkür ederim! :)
Nov 20, 2013
mawra
@eva
i find the logic in Turkish language is very similar to the one in colloquial Arabic. i mean we have common words but more importantly we use the same logic compounding the speech. in addition we use Turkish words in our Arabic slang without knowing it's Turkish we just call it slang.
Nov 20, 2013
Öğrenci
Thanks - a very useful lesson. But how do you say 'as soon as possible' or 'as soon as you can'?
Nov 24, 2013
Justin
Thanks! Hmm, you could express "as soon as possible" with just "hemen," which means immediately. You also hear "en kısa zaman." A more literal acceptable translation is "mümkün olduğunca en kısa zamanda."

To literally translate "as soon as you can," you could use -ebil and say "olabildiğince çabuk."
Nov 24, 2013
Shirin
Thank you so much for these great, great lessons. I always enjoy listening to them and because they're short enough, returning to them later in the week or the following week to listen again. I'm an intermediate speaker but still get SO much from the beginner lessons because I didn't study Turkish formally at first. One suggestion - sometimes you guys reference a past lesson. Once in this you said the number, but often you don't. If you do reference a past lesson (I love that you do that!) can you name the number of the one you're mentioning? Would make it easy to find...
Dec 02, 2013
Justin
Thanks so much, Shirin! Yes, we'll try harder to mention the numbers when we discuss previous lessons. Sorry about that.
Dec 02, 2013
Shirin
Not a problem at all - just a thought! Thanks again.
Dec 03, 2013
Adorel
Thank you so much for these lessons! I really enjoyed this one but got confused in the second last line of the dialogue: Ne yani? Bana inanmıyor musun? Why is it "bana" instead of "beni". Someone offered this explanation on another site: http://www.turkishclass.com/forumTitle_50452 Please explain! really confused :)
Apr 02, 2014
Justin
Çok teşekkürler, Adorel :)

In Turkish, you believe "to" someone. You expected an accusative, but some verbs in Turkish take a dative suffix on their objects instead (and yet others take the ablative, like nefret etmek). So, ben + e = bana (it's irregular).

You're not missing any basic concepts. This is just a property of the verb - you just have to learn over time which verbs take the dative, ablative, and accusative.
Apr 02, 2014
Adorel
Thanks Justin! That was fast!
Apr 02, 2014
Paul
Hey there. I think there is a mistake in the translation on the 'Language Points' section of this lesson. 'dünya durdu' is translated as 'the world turned', but I believe it should be 'the world stopped'.
Dec 22, 2014
Justin
Fixed! :D
Dec 24, 2014
Öğrenci
Hi, what is the difference between gelir gelmez and gelince please?
Thank you
Jun 12, 2015
Öğrenci
This is how I remember the exceptions. Maybe it will help some noobies like myself.

He stays too long. He knows he is wrong. He finds his coat and takes a taxi. He guesses she sees red when he arrives. He comes in and almost dies as she hits. He gives her roses so she stops.
Jul 02, 2015
Öğrenci
Oops I thought I was on lesson 107. Maybe someone can place it in the right place since I can't seem to be able to delete it.
Jul 02, 2015
Öğrenci
gelir gelmez means AS SOON AS he/we/I etc.. comes/came/will come etc.. but gelince means WHEN ... so gelir gelmez has more immediate meaning.
.. I think so anyway
Oct 26, 2016
Terence
Hi Justin,

In the Language Points you have..

Konuşur konuşmaz hemen sıkılırım.
I get bored as soon as you start talking.

Could it also be translated 'as soon as he/she/it/they/we..'. Should there be a 'sen' at the start?
Jun 02, 2017
Justin
Merhaba Terence!

Very good catch. That's a typo. Without "sen," it doesn't make sense.

To double check, I ran that sentence by Buşra again, and she doesn't like it anymore. A better one would be:

"Sen konuşmaya başlar başlamaz hemen sıkılırım."
I get bored as soon as you start talking.

Thanks for the note! I updated the language points.
Jun 03, 2017
Öğrenci
Thanks. very nice course.
Nov 23, 2018
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